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Reviews 575 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: You are not allowed to live off campus until Junior year.

3 College Freshman

Administration: It's very strict in some aspects such as attendance and off-campus underage drinking. Public safety breaks up most parties. They are very lenient in visitation in the dorms and aren't super strict about drinking in the dorms (If you're smart). It's not necessarily a bad thing that they are kind of strict because most people at Canisius take their education very seriously.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: It's very hard to find parties, and if you do they are usually busted by public safety.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: They are pretty lenient and give away a fair amount of money in scholarships.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is pretty good but there are very limited options.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: LOVE IT! I never even want to live off of campus.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Not much around campus, everything closes at around 9-11PM. No good delivery/pick up options near campus. Best bet is to take the train to UB south and visit some of the places around there.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The only reason I go here is because they gave me mad scholarships. I pay Community College Rates to go to a private school.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: I don't live on Campus, but I've seen the dorms of several local colleges, Canisius has some of the nicest dorms in WNY

2 College Freshman

Local Area: Downtown can be nice, especially if you're going to a sporting event or a concert, but Buffalo in general is not a city you can just walk around and find stuff to do. You need to know the right areas to visit. Elmwood, Canal side, etc.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't live on campus, so I go to parties at other local colleges.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Most of the teams are D1, but the crowds at games are pretty small. If you're into it, there is a large group of people who go to many games.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Public Safety is really professional and nice if you're respectable towards them. There are some sketchy neighborhoods, so know where you're headed if you're going off campus.

3 College Freshman

Administration: There is a bar on Campus, and Administration seems rather lenient most of the time. Just don't get caught just like any other college.

4 College Freshman

Majors: My high school helped shape my college decision.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: It a peaceful place to study at.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It great location to have your own space

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is not a prominent part of campus life which I like. If you want to join a frat or a sorority, you can but its nothing really special. Most frats live in off-campus housing but nothing is designated by administration.

5 College Sophomore

Administration: I feel safe and the rules are not overbearing. Public Safety is very accessible and reliable. Buffalo isn't the safest neighborhood so practice caution.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I will be living off-campus my junior year and I am looking forward to it. Paying rent is never fun but we will see how it works out.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love living on campus. Coming from NYC, you dream of having a traditional experience of any kind and Canisius really gives its residence the traditional on-campus experience. I love it!

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Most people love the sports on campus

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3 College Freshman

Administration: Sometimes they overreact about certain situations.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The suites were so much more spacious than I expected it to be!!

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: They told me over the phone that my tuition would be x- but when I got to school in August it jumped 4,000 dollars up!!

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Canisius is a great choice for the ambitious and outgoing student. The excellent professors, honors program, numerous clubs, organizations, and college-sponsored trips and activities provide ample opportunity to expand one's horizons. The uniqueness of Canisius stems mostly from its small size, which allows for a level of familiarity and relationships between professors and students that are lacking at other larger universities. However, the liberal arts model of education needs reconsideration. In a nationwide study (whatwilltheylearn.com), Canisius was given a "D" for its general education requirements because it only requires courses in composition and literature. Math and science requirements can be fulfilled by classes with minimal science and/or math content. Only if a student is in the honors program is there a language requirement, and there are no mandated courses in economics or US government or history. There is more than one religion and philosophy or literature requirement, which seems unnecessary.

Another caveat is the expense, which can put a cramp in your post-graduate living standards, particularly if you're a liberal arts major. A degree is fast becoming the rule rather than the exception, and you need to ensure your usefulness in the workforce by jumping at the hundreds of opportunities Canisius offers. Canisius has many options for educational travel and services; students are able to go to China for a month in the summer at a minimal expense, and there are dozens of campus ministry trips annually to countries all around the world, not to mention the study abroad programs. Canisius isn't perfect, but every year, it seems to improve on its lesser points.

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